Queensland has recorded another day with zero new cases of COVID-19.
There are currently 28 active cases across the state. Queensland’s total number of cases now sits at 1,149.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, Steven Miles, said the clusters in the south-east were under control.
“We’ve had four cases over the last five day, all of those in quarantine and just five cases over the last seven days, which is very promising,” Mr Miles said.
“The three days prior to that we had 12 cases mostly related to those clusters.
“That gives you just a sense of how we are getting on top of those clusters, particularly in the south side of Brisbane and the Ipswich area.”
He commended people who have been getting tested and urged anyone with symptoms to continue to come forward.
“I’m really pleased to report that we’ve seen a rebound in that testing rate,” Mr Miles said.
“Earlier in the week we indicated concern in the drop-off in the number of people getting tested, but in the last testing period we tested 6,424 people, so we’re back in that 5,000 to 10,000 range of people who we hope to be testing to ensure we aren’t missing any community transmission.”
He thanked health workers and residents in Ipswich and the West Moreton region for their efforts in contact tracing cases in recent weeks.
“I’d like to congratulate particularly the staff of the Ipswich hospital and West Moreton and Metro South public health units, as well as everyone else involved in that effort, from our chief health officer right throughout the teams,” Mr Miles said.
Two pop-up testing centres were set up on Tuesday for additional testing, following Public Health Alerts for Goodna, Redbank and Redbank Plains.
Queensland Health have asked anyone who has been to these suburbs in the last 14 days to monitor their health and get tested if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms, and isolate until they receive their test results.
The two pop-up clinics are located at:
- Westminster Warriors Soccer Club in the Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve off Moreton Avenue (open 8am – 5pm on Wednesday 16 September and Thursday 17 September)
- Bundamba Salvation Army Church Hall on the corner of Brisbane Road and Coal Street, Bundamba
(open 9am – 4.30pm)
Both clinics are free drop-in clinics, you are not required to have a referral or appointment but Queensland Health has asked that you bring your Medicare card if you have one.
Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic was one of two testing clinics set up on Tuesday.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (or history of a fever), cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, fatigue or loss of taste or smell.
Fever clinics and testing locations: www.westmoreton.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus
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